Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

umbrella plant

noun

Definition of umbrella plant

  1. :  a perennial sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) of Madagascar that has large terminal whorls of slender leaves and is often grown as an ornamental



Circa 1909

First Known Use of umbrella plant

circa 1909


Learn More about umbrella plant


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up umbrella plant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry oily maudlin prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ